Additionally, we’d like to remind you of a few tips following your treatment:
- RINSE your mouth with a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water three times a day. Doing so will help disinfect your mouth and promote quicker healing. If you are bothered by the taste of peroxide, brush your teeth after rinsing. You might also try a flavored mouthwash.
- DO NOT take aspirin, ibuprofen, or any other anti-inflammatory medications as these will reduce the effectiveness of the PROPEL treatment. By design, the PROPEL method is meant to provoke an inflammatory reaction, as this helps promote proper healing and enhanced tooth movement. Any discomfort you feel will continue to reduce and should be minimal within 48 hours.
- DO NOT consume acidic foods (citrus fruits, spicy foods, etc.) as these may cause burns or increased discomfort.
- CONTINUE wearing your orthodontic appliance as directed by your doctor.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call us and we’ll be happy to assist.